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Brussels, Belgium

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.bruxelles.be/

Population:
1,122,000 (2000 estimate)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Brussels
 

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Dexia
1996
Fortis NV
1990
Groupe Bruxelles Lambert
1902

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Albert I
Royalty
8-Apr-1875 17-Feb-1934 King of Belgium, 1909-34
Albert II
Royalty
6-Jun-1934   King of Belgium
Patrick Bauchau
Actor
6-Dec-1938   Sydney on The Pretender
Philippe de Champaigne
Painter
26-May-1602 12-Aug-1674 Prolific French Baroque painter
Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
31-Mar-1929 26-Jun-2007 Founder of Liz Claiborne, Inc.
Julio Cortázar
Author
26-Aug-1914 12-Feb-1984 Argentine fantasy short story writer
Arnaud De Borchgrave
Journalist
26-Oct-1926   Washington Times, Insight magazine
John Deutch
Government
27-Jul-1938   CIA Director, 1995-96
Marc Dutroux
Criminal
6-Nov-1956   Child murderer
Jan Baptist van Helmont
Chemist
12-Jan-1580 30-Dec-1644 Recognized discrete gases
Audrey Hepburn
Actor
4-May-1929 20-Jan-1993 My Fair Lady
India Knight
Author
14-Dec-1965   My Life on a Plate
Henri La Fontaine
Activist
22-Apr-1854 14-May-1943 Belgian activist, Nobel Prize recipient
Claude Laydu
Actor
10-Mar-1927 29-Jul-2011 Diary of a Country Priest
Leopold II
Royalty
9-Apr-1835 17-Dec-1909 King of Belgium, 1865-1909
Leopold III
Royalty
3-Nov-1901 25-Sep-1983 Abdicated King of Belgium
Claude Lévi-Strauss
Anthropologist
28-Nov-1908 1-Nov-2009 French anthropologist
Margaret of Austria
Royalty
10-Jan-1480 1-Dec-1530 Duchess of Savoy, Dutch Regent
Ralph Miliband
Scholar
7-Jan-1924 21-May-1994 Parliamentary Socialism
Brian Molko
Musician
10-Dec-1972   Frontman of Placebo
Bernard van Orley
Painter
1492 6-Jan-1542 Flemish Renaissance painter
Jérémie Renier
Actor
6-Jan-1981   L'Enfant
Helene Reynolds
Actor
8-Jul-1914 28-Mar-1990 Moontide
Toots Thielemans
Musician
29-Apr-1922   Blues harmonica player
Agnès Varda
Film Director
30-May-1928   Cleo from 5 to 7
Andreas Vesalius
Doctor
31-Dec-1514 Jun-1564 De Humani Corporis Fabrica
Diane von Furstenberg
Fashion Designer
31-Dec-1946   Fashion designer
Marguerite Yourcenar
Novelist
8-Jun-1903 17-Dec-1987 Mémoires d'Hadrien

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jules Bordet
Scientist
13-Jun-1870 6-Apr-1961 Researched antibodies and antigens
Georges Boulanger
Military
29-Apr-1837 30-Sep-1891 French general-turned-politician
Pieter Brueghel
Painter
c. 1520 c. 1569 Fanciful Flemish painter
Gerald Bull
Inventor
8-Mar-1928 22-Mar-1990 Supergun builder
Edith Cavell
Victim
4-Dec-1865 12-Oct-1915 British nurse, shot by the Germans
Albert Claude
Scientist
23-Aug-1899 22-May-1983 Microstructure of the cell
Jacques-Louis David
Painter
30-Aug-1748 29-Dec-1825 French Neoclassical painter
Michel de Ghelderode
Playwright
3-Apr-1898 1-Apr-1962 Surrealistic Belgian playwright
André van Hasselt
Poet
5-Jan-1806 1-Dec-1874 Quatre Incarnations du Christ
Hergé
Cartoonist
23-May-1907 3-Mar-1983 Tintin
Victor Horta
Architect
6-Jan-1861 9-Sep-1947 Art Nouveau architect
Joseph Luns
Politician
28-Aug-1911 17-Jul-2002 Dutch Foreign Minister, 1952-71
René Magritte
Painter
21-Nov-1898 15-Aug-1967 Ceci n'est pas une pipe
Bernard van Orley
Painter
1492 6-Jan-1542 Flemish Renaissance painter
Georges Pire
Religion
10-Feb-1910 30-Jan-1969 Activist monk, Nobel Prize recipient
Ilya Prigogine
Chemist
25-Jan-1917 28-May-2003 Theory of dissipative structures
Giacomo Puccini
Composer
22-Dec-1858 29-Nov-1924 Madame Butterfly
Paul-Henri Spaak
Head of State
25-Jan-1899 31-Jul-1972 Belgian Prime Minister, NATO chief
David Teniers the Younger
Painter
15-Dec-1610 25-Apr-1690 Flemish scene painter
Rogier van der Weyden
Painter
c. 1400 18-Jun-1464 Flemish Renaissance painter
Manfred Wörner
Diplomat
24-Sep-1934 13-Aug-1994 NATO Secretary General, 1988-94
Meles Zenawi
Head of State
8-May-1955 20-Aug-2012 Prime Minister of Ethiopia



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